Cheesecake-Stuffed Dark Chocolate Cake

Ready in 2 hours

Though it isn't ready in 30 minutes, there's a lot that is express about this grand cake. It's even better once you've chilled it.

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Ingredients

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4 tablespoons Unsweetened cocoa powder; for dusting
1 18.25-ounce package devil's food cake mix
1 3.4-ounce package chocolate instant pudding mix
3 large Eggs
1 1/4 cups Milk
1 cup Canola Oil
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon Chocolate extract; (optional)
1 teaspoon Almond extract
3 (1.55-ounce) bars Milk chocolate; chopped, (Hershey's)
3 (16-ounce) cans homestyle cream cheese frosting
3 (7.75-ounce) boxes frozen cheesecake bites; coarsely chopped, (Sara Lee)
1 (12-ounce) jar dulce de leche caramel sauce; (Smuckers)
6 cookies Double chocolate rolled wafer cookies; coarsely broken (Pirouline)
Chocolate fudge rolled wafer cookies; , coarsely broken (Pepperidge Farm)

Original recipe makes 12 Servings

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Preparation

Grease 2 (9") round cakepans, and dust with cocoa.

Beat cake mix and next 7 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer 1 minute; then beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Fold in chopped milk chocolate bars. Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake at 350 deg F for 32 minutes or until cake springs back when lighly touched. Cool cake in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Wrap and chill cake layers at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. (This step enables you to split cake layers with ease.)

Using a serrated knife, slice cake layers in half horizontally to make 4 layers. Place 1 layer, cut side up, on a cake plate. Spread with 1/2 cup cream cheese frosting; sprinkle with one-fourth of chopped cheesecake bites. Repeat procedure with remaining 3 layers, frosting, and cheesecake bites, omitting cheesecake bites on top of last year. Frost sides and top of cake with remaining frosting.

Drizzle desired amount of caramel sauce over cake, letting it drip down sides. Chill until ready to serve. Decorate cake with rolled wafer cookies and remaining chopped cheesecake bites. Store in refrigerator.

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